Jennifer Ehle, Abigail Spencer Join 'Forger'

5:25 PM PST 10/07/2013 by Pamela McClintock
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John Travolta and Christopher Plummer lead the cast of the heist pic, which started shooting Monday in Boston.

Jennifer Ehle, Anson Mount, Abigail Spencer and Marcus Thomas have signed up for The Forger.

John Travolta, Christopher Plummer and Tye Sheridan lead the cast of the art-heist pic, which director Philip Martin began shooting Monday in Boston for Code Entertainment and The Solution Group.

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From a script by Richard D'Ovidio (The Call), the movie tells the story of a former child art prodigy and second-generation thief (Travolta) who arranges to buy his way out of prison to spend time with his ailing son (Sheridan). But he and his father (Plummer) must pull off one last heist to pay back the mob syndicate who financed his early release.

Ehle -- whose credits include Zero Dark Thirty and the upcoming adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey -- will play the of ex-wife of Travolta's character; Thomas (You Kill Me) will play his longtime friend. Mount (Hell on Wheels) will play a member of the syndicate, while Spencer (Rectify) plays a DEA agent.

The Solution is selling the film internationally, while WME Global and ICM are representing domestic rights.

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